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Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 31 October 2013 (Spain)
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In Spain in 1966, an English teacher picks up two hitchhikers on his quest to meet John Lennon.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Antonio
... Belén
... Juanjo
Ramon Fontserè ... Ramón
Rogelio Fernández ... Bruno
... Padre
... Madre
Violeta Rodríguez ... Julia
Léo Rodríguez ... Javi
Tristán Rodríguez ... Jesús
Olivia Trueba ... Maribel
Catalina Sagredo ... Bebé
Joaquín Fernández ... Clase Colegio
Sasha Di Bendetto ... Clase Colegio
Rodrigo Pascual ... Clase Colegio
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Spain, 1966, a high-school English/Latin teacher, Antonio, drives to Almeria in hopes of meeting his hero, John Lennon. Along the way, Antonio picks up two runaways. The movie title, Living is Easy With Eyes Closed, comes from a line in Lennon's song Strawberry Fields Forever which he wrote while filming How I Won the War in Almeria. Written by af_by94

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Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$11,600, 29 June 2014, Limited Release

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$11,600, 29 June 2014
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Official submission of Spain to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 87th Academy Awards in 2015. See more »

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Maria Concetta is highly unlikely a name for someone living in post war Rimini. See more »

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Features How I Won the War (1967) See more »

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Strawberry Fields Forever
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
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Wonderful!
16 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

This is a wonderful film, albeit on the slow side with no histrionics, with three different characters all trying to find their pathway in life.

It's a road movie about a middle-age teacher and two much younger adults. The character interactions are fascinating and simply grow on you as the film develops. We come too feel for each of them. This is very character driven film with a slow intensity. The Spanish landscape is arid and serves to reinforce the struggle they are undergoing. At the end we sense a resolution to their journey and a sense of fulfillment. The human aspect is highly developed with a strong emotional pull throughout.

For John Lennon and Beatle fans there is only a slight appearance of John towards the finale.


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